1993 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1993 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
Peach Bowl, L 14–13 vs. Clemson
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
1993 record6–6 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachBill Curry (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorDaryl Dickey
Defensive coordinatorMike Archer (1st season)
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 57,800)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 5 Florida x$ 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 12 Tennessee 7 1 0     10 2 0
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 3 5 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Western Division
No. 4 Auburn 8 0 0     11 0 0
Arkansas 4 3 1     6 4 1
Ole Miss 4 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 3 4 1     4 5 2
LSU 3 5 0     5 6 0
No. 14 Alabama x 0* 8 0     1* 12 0
Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    *Alabama (9–3–1, 5–2–1) later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Wildcats scored 207 points while allowing 195 points.[1] Kentucky played in the 1993 Peach Bowl.

Season[edit]

Kentucky opened with a 35–0 win over Kent State.[2][3] Kentucky then lost to #7 Florida on a touchdown play at the end of the game, 24–20.[4][5][6] A 24–8 loss at Indiana followed.[7][8] Kentucky then won a nationally televised ESPN Thursday night matchup at South Carolina, 21–17, followed by a 21–0 shutout of #25 Ole Miss.[9][10]

A 35–17 victory over LSU followed.[11][12] Kentucky then lost 33–28 at Georgia in a nationally televised game.[13][14] Kentucky then won 26–17 at Mississippi State, lost 12–7 at Vanderbilt, and clinched bowl eligibility with a 6–3 win against East Carolina. A 48–0 loss to Tennessee closed the regular season.[15][16]

Kentucky closed the season in the 1993 Peach Bowl against #24 Clemson.[17] Kentucky led for most of the game but lost on a late touchdown, 14–13.[18][19][20]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 47:00 PMKent State*W 35–055,800
September 117:00 PMNo. 7 Florida
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
PPVL 20–2458,175
September 181:00 PMat Indiana*L 8–2443,545
September 237:45 PMat South CarolinaESPNW 21–1765,326
October 27:00 PMNo. 25 Ole Miss
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
ESPNW 21–057,075
October 167:00 PMLSU
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 35–1754,750
October 2312:30 PMat GeorgiaJPSL 28–3381,307
October 302:00 PMat Mississippi StateW 26–1728,607
November 62:00 PMat VanderbiltL 7–1235,000
November 131:00 PMEast Carolina*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 6–334,500
November 204:00 PMNo. 7 Tennessee
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
ESPNL 0–4857,878
December 316:00 PMvs. No. 24 Clemson*ESPNL 13–1463,416
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[21][22][23]

Team players in the 1994 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Terry Samuels Tight end 6 172 Arizona Cardinals
Zane Beehn Defensive end 7 207 San Diego Chargers
Marty Moore Linebacker 7 222 New England Patriots

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats results". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  2. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  3. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  4. ^ "Florida, 1993 AP polls". AP Poll Archive. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  6. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  7. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  8. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  9. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  10. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209, 211
  11. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  12. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  13. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  14. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209, 211
  15. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  16. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  17. ^ "December 7, 1993 AP poll at AP Poll Archive". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
  18. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  19. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.172, 209
  20. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  21. ^ "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  22. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168, 209
  23. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  24. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Listing". Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  25. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.166